Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
Information on tuning of instrument
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Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings
Kidinda village, Mpigi, Central Province, Uganda
Cooke, Peter (male), Kiwuuwa, Sheikh Burukan (male)
Item note: Discussion in Luganda and english. They remembered the pitch of the Lubiri instrument when they made this one. This was Cooke's first return visit to Uganda since 1968. Many of the informants were old friends who had survived 19 years of political turmoil and war. Conditions in southern Uganda were bad - the infrastructure of the country was in ruins and manufactured goods were in desperately short supply. Northern Uganda was still at war with the new President of Uganda, Museveni; The 1987 visit was made possible through the generosity of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and the Travel and Research Committee of the University of Edinburgh. Performer's note: Sheikh Burukan Kiwuuwa is akadinda team leader and former royal musician. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.23.1.